The Plot In You
Could You Watch Your Children Burn


3.0
good

Review

by Devon Benn USER (9 Reviews)
January 16th, 2013 | 28 replies | 4,939 views


Release Date: 01/15/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Welcome to anger in audio form.

0 of 2 thought this review was well written

Rise Records has not exactly got the best rep around Sputnik or anywhere for that matter. The label is known for it's signing of chug and techno based metalcore bands which has been infamously labeled as "risecore." In 2011, the label signed Ohio metalcore band, The Plot In You. The band released their debut full-length, "First Born," under the label that same year. Fast forward two years later and their second album is now out. "Could You Watch Your Children Burn." A title that is enough to put the b00talz kidz in a euphoric state and make mothers everywhere wanna keep their children away from the album. The album has everything you could ask for. Pissed off lyrics, pissed off tones, sampled drums, and...an Austin Carlile diss song? (That's the vocalist from Of Mice & Men in case you were unaware.)

The album opens up with the first single. "Premeditated" is a song about the murder of a rapist. I'm not for certain if it is the guy's girlfriend or daughter or what the hell he is suppose to be but he is not happy about this rapist and he's gonna make sure he gets what's coming to him. "Digging Your Grave" is the alleged Austin Carlile diss song which was confrimed by a tweet from TPIY's vocalist, Landon Tewers, although the reasoning behind it has yet to been mentioned. "Population Control" is about a guy the ***s everything that moves as highlighted by spoken lyrics. "Troll" is easily the best song on the album. The chorus is phenomenal and the riff is fast and grips you. "Shyann Wheeps" is easily the worst song on the album. The opening spoken lyrics will be enough to make you not want to listen. "Sober and Soulless" you may love or hate. It's a ballad sounding song which contrasts the pissed off vibe of the album very heavily. The album closes with "Glad You're Gone" which is another slower song with a tamborine in the chorus because a tamborine works in metalcore, apparantly.

The guitars can get boring but if you hate the guitars on "First Born", you may enjoy the guitars on this album. This album dropped the junz and chugs prominent on "First Born" and picked up more riffs. The bass is inaudible but to be honest, can you be shocked? Almost everything released through Rise Records that isn't produced by Joey Sturgis will have an inaudible bass track. The main puller for this album is the vocals. Landon's vocals have dramatically improved when compared to "First Born." The cleans are a lot rougher and are very natural compared to the over processed cleans of "First Born." His screams have more range to them instead of the one tone lows he used to use. My main complaint is the drum production. It is painfully obvious that the drums are sampled because it's missing almost any pan on the cymbals and the kick sounds like it is untouched and the snare has no different velocities (each hit is as hard as the last).

In conclusion, if you're into aggressive, pissed off metal, and you can stand SOME risecore, give this a listen.
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PROS:
Vocals
Guitars (playing wise)
Lyrics
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CONS:
Guitars (tone wise)
Drums
Production overall



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Comments:Add a Comment 
RobotJesus
January 16th 2013



432 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Album is hit or miss with me but troll and sober and soulless are their best songs

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 16th 2013



6092 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

album's trash

nononsense
January 16th 2013



3365 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This album is fucked up.

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sixdegrees
January 16th 2013



16917 Comments


I liked their first album when I was into generic metalcore, but this probably isn't worth listening to.

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J0ckstrapsFTW
January 16th 2013



3652 Comments


First born was good but I bet this blows

nononsense
January 16th 2013



3365 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Fiction Religion is a good one.

Spec
January 16th 2013



27136 Comments


Should I check these guys out?

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Spec
January 16th 2013



27136 Comments


Well that was just awful.

patman1001
January 16th 2013



1012 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this album is so bad

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 16th 2013



6092 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this band has some weird obsession with kids and killing them

Nocturnal
January 16th 2013



1329 Comments


I liked First Born but this is pretty much shit

TheMoreira
January 17th 2013



7173 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

PROS: Lyrics...? Nah. Premeditated has meaningful lyrics though.

This album is a HUGE downgrade from the band's previous work.

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AtomicShane
January 19th 2013



1767 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

well this was pretty disapointing. the last 3 songs are ok, but everything else is lol bad

Fluttertrank
January 19th 2013



17098 Comments


Premeditated is the only good song.

purezephyr
January 20th 2013



3 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

such an awful fucking album holy shit

DotEight
January 20th 2013



5482 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Just going to go ahead and insta-1 this. Not pausing Monuments to listen to this shit.

TheMoreira
January 20th 2013



7173 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Oh, play nice Dot

haydenslame
January 21st 2013



352 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

These lyircs are lame as hell. producing is way better on this album though

TomAkaVeto
January 21st 2013



1624 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

You said Landon's cleans have improved since the last album, but he didn't sing on the last album. The singing on the previous album was done by Anthony Thoma, their old guitarist. Regardless, the last album was mediocre, but this just plain sucks.

loveisamixtape
January 21st 2013



5952 Comments



PROS:
Vocals
Guitars (playing wise)
Lyrics



Guitars (playing wise)



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